The case began in 2014 when local health department began an investigation after a number of Hepatitis C diagnoses. The investigation led to seven patients, all of whom received treatment from a nurse while receiving emergency medical care. During the investigation, officials found the patients had contracted not just the same genotype of Hepatitis-C 2B, but also the same sub-genotype.
Few people are as exposed to germs during the course of a workday then nurses. Nurses are in an illness battleground, fighting to take care of those who need them most while trying to maintain their own health.
Those who chose to become a nurse likely have many reasons for pursuing this profession. The nursing profession allows professionals to help those in need and provides a good level of job security.
A New York hospital recently suspended all nurses who failed to get their flu shot. The hospital has stated that those who continue to refuse to get a flue vaccination could lose their job.
New York State's Office of the Professions requires nursing candidates be of "good moral character" in order to have a nursing license in the state. In order to meet this requirement, the office requires those who wish to receive or a renew a license in the NY disclose the following:
Most people in the country use social media in one form or another. One estimate finds almost two out of three Americans use these online platforms to connect with others. Facebook is the most popular, but sites like Instagram, Twitter and YouTube are also commonplace.
A new report by Medscape finds nurses in the Mid-Atlantic region ranked third for compensation rates in the country. The region includes New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Washington D.C. The report found the average RN income in this area in 2018 was $84,000.
The role of a school nurse is unique amongst the nursing profession. These nurses need to make critical decisions on their own, as an assisting physician is rarely on site. As a result, school nurses are often experienced professionals that excel in their field. They address illness, injuries, and assist students with chronic care needs, like those with allergies or mental health issues. In some cases, this requires the management of medications.
The public generally views the health care industry as a stable career path. In addition to job security, U.S. News and World Report also states that those who hold a position within the health care industry have some of the best jobs in the nation.
New Jersey finalized an agreement to partner with 33 other states throughout the country in a multi-state nursing licensing compact in July of 2019. This compact allows nurses from other participating states to practice in New Jersey without receiving a New Jersey specific nursing license and vice versa.